Friday, April 30, 2010

April 2010


April included a lot of hiking and a lot of stomach aches and pains. Hopefully the hiking continues and the stomach issues stop. I haven't felt up to doing much lately, and am keeping my fingers crossed that May will change all that. Adios April, I have to say I'm not sad to see you skedaddle. Howdy May, I have high hopes for you.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bob's new job..

Last night I had a dream that Bob came to me and said he was leaving to go camping, and fishing. And that he was doing charity work while we was there. He informed me that he would be excavating and painting fossils for charity. He also said that he would be gone for six months.

I woke up in a panic, hoping that Bob hadn't really left me to go paint fossils. I was relieved to find out it was just a dream. But is this really what I am subconsciously worried about? And further more, what kind of charity work is that anyway??

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Donut Falls



On Saturday we decided to head up and hike Donut Falls. I think everyone in the state of Utah has done this hike except me! Well, there was a snow storm the night before we went and the trail was covered in snow.


We decided to trek through the snow for a while. Jon and Ella were the first to call it quits, then I got about half way up and could barely walk because my stomach was hurting so bad, so that was my cue to get back to the car.

Eric, Bonnie, and Connie decided to "man up" and go the rest of the way, but it turned out we were on a side trail that didn't lead to the falls. So when the snow melts I am determined to go back and finally do the real hike!


The snow and mountains made for amazing scenery all around. It was fun to just get out and do something active. I think next week we will steer clear of the snow though. The funny thing is that all of us had on tennis shoes that were not only not water proof, but also the kind that lets your feet breath. So by the end we all had soaking wet shoes and socks. It still made for a fun adventure.

Monday, April 26, 2010

The lady on the horse.

Bob and I were checking out at Walmart this weekend, when the cashier said..

"Your hair. You look like that lady on the horse."

I didn't know what to say so I just smiled and said thank you. Then she persisted with..

"You know who I'm talking about right? The lady on the horse."

I looked at Bob, like maybe he knew. We both just smiled awkwardly and said we weren't quite sure who the lady on the horse was. The cashier then said..

"Gwen... you now Gwen.."

I interjected with Stefani? Although I knew in a million years no one would confuse me with her, and further more, had she ever even been on a horse?

That's when it came to her. "Guinevere."

I said thank you, even though she never said anything like "Your hair is so pretty, it looks like Guinevere's". I assumed it was a compliment, though a strange one. We thanked her and left. When we got out of ear shot, I just burst into laughter. I don't know why it struck me so funny, but I was dying. Maybe it was because she referred to her as the lady on the horse, as if that was something we would all know right off the bat, or maybe it was just a bizarre conversation. But it was the highlight of my evening.

Happy Monday! The sun is shining, it's a beautiful day. In fact it might be the perfect day for a horse ride.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My will..

So tomorrow we are hopefully going to figure out what in the world is happening with this belly of mine. As I was filling out my medical history form, it asked if I had a living will and testament. So if during this endoscopy for some reason they find a small alien camping out in my stomach, I guess I better be prepared.

Since I don't have time to get a real will in place, this will have to do..

Bob can have my hippo collection and the pink tree to remember me by.

My family can have Bob. (You'll have to share with the Selle clan, they are pretty fond of him too.)

And my friends can have my entire magazine collection. (That will make Bob happy since he is always yelling at me to throw them all away.)

Well that was easy. See you guys Monday... maybe ;)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

This guy..

I kind of like this guy. He puts up with my worrying, my anxiety, my grumpiness. When I'm sick, he is there to take care of me. And when I need a good laugh, he sings me songs he's made up about robots on the dance floor.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

chirp, cheep, squawk, tweet..

is what i was listening to all morning.

i must have a million birds outside my window.

and since it's the time of year when i sleep with my window open..

it looks like i better get used to it.

i would compare the sound to that of twenty small children trying to get their mom's attention..

"mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom,mom, mom, mom, mom, mom"

now don't get me wrong, i don't have anything against birds, it's just the sheer volume of them all with different chirps. It sounds less like lovely nature calls outside my window, and more like a bunch of birds dying at once.

i'm starting to feel like this.

Monday, April 19, 2010

City Creek

Saturday Bonnie chose our hike. She picked the City Creek trail. It was paved so everyone who had kids could bring their strollers. It was 3 miles in, and 3 miles out. We thought we would be taking it easy this week, but let me tell you, my body was sore the next day!

The trail runs along a stream the whole way. Which made for pretty scenery and a whole lot of bugs. The weather was really warm, and I even got a slight sunburn.

By the end of our hike the kids were all zonked out. And all the adults felt pretty tired too.

Thanks to everyone who came and made it such a fun day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

My husband is one of the funniest people I know.

I just found this video from when Bob and I first got married. He was trying out my whitening strips and I snuck up on him with the video camera. This was his reaction..

video

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy April 15th


I have been feeling ill as of late. Well really for the past month or so I have been feeling sick to my stomach. The doc says he needs to shove a camera down my throat to do some investigating. Hopefully this gets solved quickly.

Though I have been feeling pretty down and anxious about all the stuff that is swirling around in my life, (ie: car accident drama, nausea, neck pain, physical therapy) I am trying to stay positive. Some good things that are off setting the bad crap..

- We are officially booked for a camping trip in Zions.

- Our office is all set up and organized.

- Bob has a job over the summer. (Thanks to some very great friends.)

Not to mention I have a really patient husband, and a fantastic support system of family and friends putting up with me. Hopefully after the endoscopy next week, I will be back to my normal self. And can kick this Eeyore funk.

Happy Tax Day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Living Room

Our Saturday hiking adventures continued this weekend. Eric picked the hike this week. He took us up by Red Butte Gardens to a hike called The Living Room. I'm not sure if we were all aware of what we were getting ourselves into. None of us had hiked it before, so we ended up taking a harder path than we needed to. But the hike was fun, the views were beautiful and the company was great as always.

The Swenson's had to leave early, so they hiked part of the way, and then the rest of us headed up to the tippy top.

This is "The Living Room" part of the hike. There are rock chairs and sofa's up there to rest on.

Once there we decided we would hike even further up to the peak above us. The views were spectacular.

Thanks to everyone who came and made it so much fun. Next Saturday we are doing another hike, so let me know if you would like to join us.

The only bad thing that happened on our trip was Bonnie accidentally dropped her IPhone and Eric's jeep ran it over. This was the last photo it took before it's untimely death. They looked so happy together didn't they?